The C-Card scheme provides confidential sexual health
advice and free condoms to anyone aged 13-24.
Find out more below
What is C-Card?
The C-Card scheme provides confidential sexual health advice and free condoms to anyone aged 13-24.
You can use the Sunderland C-Card scheme whether you’re male or female and no matter what your sexual orientation is.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex or just curious. C-Card is FREE and completely
We won’t tell anyone about your visit so everything you tell the person you see is confidential. We’re not allowed to tell your parents, your school, your doctor or anyone else what you’ve said, unless we feel you are in any danger and then we would always discuss our concerns with you first.
If you are under 16 we will need to ask a few extra questions from you just to make sure you’re not being asked to do something against your will.
How do I get a C-Card?
To join, you need to visit a registration outlet and speak to an advisor.
The advisor will let you know how the scheme works and if you want to join they will sign you up.
You will need to give your date of birth and part of your postcode (we will never contact you using this information). They will give you a C-Card and a selection pack of condoms.
Whenever you want condoms all you have to do is visit any C-Card registration point, show your card and choose your condoms.
Your C-Card is marked every time you use it. You can use your card 10 times in a six month period if you are under 18 and 20 times in a six month period if you are 18-24 years old.
After this, return to any C-Card registration point for a chat and to get your card renewed.
Condoms are the only form of contraception that can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
If you’re having sex, it’s important to use a condom every time – even if you’re using hormonal contraception such as the pill, injection or implant.
Find your closest outlet below
The C-Card service is available at places across the city. Some of these are registration points and some are only distribution outlets. If you haven’t used the C-Card service before, you will need to go to a registration point first to sign up. After that, you can visit any registration point or distribution outlet to pick up condoms. C-Card is also available in some schools, ask your school nurse for more information.